Here are the 1-2-1 courses I am currently offering, please click on the learn more boxes to read the detail.

Developing your project for tv


As a writer, much of what you do is solo; but to help get the creative juices flowing and to ensure you don’t get bogged down in the wrong sort of detail or paint yourself in to a creative cul de sac, I have designed this course to focus your mind and give you access to my experience in the development of tv series.

It will be intensive, but fun and collaborative as well as instructive.

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Story Away Day


I will take you through my process taking each writers’ project individually and I will show you how you can pull out your themes, your message and identify your narrative through line.

Using my tried and tested Treatment Template as a guide, I will take you through the treatment writing process and then you will write your own treatment.

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Script Editing
For Television


The 4 day course is always intensive, fun, and packed with information. It is important to me to convey how essential this job is to ensure the continued high standard of series television drama production in this country. This course has proven to be successful in bringing a fresh and consistent flow of new and burgeoning script development talent entering at ground level, direct into the Television Industry.

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Here are the courses I am currently offering, please click on the learn more boxes to read the detail.

Writing the treatment
for TV


As a television drama producer with many years experience of not only writing treatments to pitch to and engage with execs at both the BBC and ITV, but also years of reading them, I have put together an intensive 6-week course to show you how to write the best tv treatment to make sure you shine a light on the truly strong commercial aspects of your tv series idea as well as highlighting the creative energy behind it.

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Writing The Pilot
For TV


Develop your television project with me.

Join my Online TV Writing School and over 6 weeks you will learn how to develop your television series idea from Treatment, through Pilot Mapping and writing the Pilot via a combination of online video clips and one one one Script Edit sessions with me via Skype.

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Yvonne has worked with the following companies and can proudly wear the ‘been there, done that’ T-shirt

MARTIN BELL Once I had a first draft, I honestly couldn’t tell if it was any good. I hadn’t written for TV before and had no idea what the structure for an episode was…I knew I needed to get some expert eyes on it, so I went to Yvonne… She’s had 30+ years in the industry and seemed to fundamentally understand TV drama. She was the right person to help. I’d had lots of positive feedback about how strong my opening pages were. I was really, really proud of them. And one of Yvonne’s first comments was, “the opening’s got to change”…I trusted her though, and she was right…

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